What's Next: August 24, 2016

Japan, China, S. Korea ministers meet

Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea will meet today in Tokyo for formal trilateral talks.

North Korea is expected to be high on the agenda. But the talks also come amid rising Sino-Japanese tensions over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, and differences between Beijing and Seoul over the planned deployment in South Korea of a US anti-missile system.

Conference on workplace safety

The importance of managing safety and health risks at the workplace in a holistic way will be a key point discussed at a conference that starts today. The two-day Singapore Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Conference will touch on occupational diseases and work-related traffic accidents, and new practices and technology that can help manage workplace hazards. The event is organised by the WSH Council, WSH Institute and Manpower Ministry.

Tharman at Africa-S'pore biz forum

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will speak today at International Enterprise Singapore's Africa Singapore Business Forum, in which new initiatives and agreements to foster stronger trade and investment ties with Africa are expected to be announced. As a major emerging market, Africa is expected to grow at 4.3 per cent from 2016 to 2020.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe